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Oral history interview with Bernard Hirsch

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0039

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    Oral history interview with Bernard Hirsch


    Interview Summary
    Bernard Hirsch, born in Petrovce, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia) in 1920, describes his parents, two brothers, and five sisters; his family’s religious practices; relations between Jews and non-Jews; being drafted into the Slovakian Army as a laborer in 1941; deserting the army; hiding with his Gentile friend; joining the partisans; life with the partisans; passing as a gentile; the Russians liberating Slovakia in January 1945; learning about his parents’ fates; moving to Košice, Slovakia, where he met his future wife; moving to the United States in 1949; his religious life in the US; and sharing his experiences.
    Bernard Hirsch
    Charlene Green
    interview:  1982 June 29
    creation: Southfield (Mich.)

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Hirsch, Bernard, 1920-
    Corporate Name
    Czechoslovakia. Army

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Bernard Hirsch. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992
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